User: indiatogether Topic: Human Rights
Category: Hunger
Last updated: Feb 22 2018 21:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Consider compensating starvation deaths victims: Petitioners to SC 22.2.2018 General News
Former Karnataka High Court judge today told the Supreme Court that several deaths have reportedly taken place due to starvation on account of glitches in the Aadhaar-based public distribution system and the court must consider granting them compensation. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was told by Justice K S Puttaswamy, who is the lead petitioner in a batch of cases challenging the Aadhaar and its enabling Act, that in violation of the top court's direction of limited use for welfare schemes, Aadhaar has been mandatorily linked to various schemes by the government. The bench, also comprising Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, was told by senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, appearing for the retired judge, that starvation deaths have taken place in Jharkhand and some other states due to glitches in the Aadhaar-based public distribution system as ration was not given to the families. He urged the bench to consider .
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Seasonal refreshers 22.2.2018 Hindu: Fitness
As the heat rises, look out for the nungu or ice apple stalls along the roadside
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Taiwan looks south for Muslim tourist dollars 21.2.2018 General News
From halal fried chicken to hot springs hotels with prayer facilities, Taiwan is adapting its traditional tourist draws to woo Muslim visitors as Chinese arrivals dwindle. Mainland tourist numbers have slid dramatically as China relations deteriorate, with speculation authorities there are turning off the taps to pressure Taiwan's Beijing-sceptic government. Taiwan is now looking to boost relations with 16 south and southeast Asian countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand -- what it calls its "southbound policy" -- and is seeking more visitors from the region. That has meant a growing number of tourists from Muslim-majority countries, such as Malaysia and Indonesia. Taiwan welcomed 30 percent more visitors from southeast Asia in 2017. Taoism is the prevalent religion in Taiwan, with Muslims making up less than two percent of the population, but tourists who spoke to AFP said they were surprised how welcome they felt. "I really like the natural scenery in Taiwan and the people ..
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Madhya Pradesh bypolls: 'Timely' introduction of BJP govt's populist agrarian policy suggests farmers mere pawns in electoral game 20.2.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
Ahead of Madhya Pradesh bypolls, Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a bonus of Rs 200 per quintal on procurement price of wheat & paddy by farmers for 2016-17.
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‘Living illiterate, dying early’: UN report highlights plight of India’s poor and Dalit women 19.2.2018 Hindu: Internet
A crucial part of the report illustrates the compounding effect of wealth and location in widening gender gap.
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India should present a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change, says special adviser to UN chief 17.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
India - and all of the world - needs to shift from fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas) to low-carbon energy, such as wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and nuclear energy.
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Feeding the hungry mouths 16.2.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Food Bank volunteers provide a square meal to homeless every day
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7 Health Benefits of Cottage Cheese Or Paneer You May Not Have Known 16.2.2018 NDTV Food - Latest
Cottage cheese makes way into so many of our desserts too. Apart from these indulgent preparations, paneer can make for a healthful food too. Many people also consume raw cottage cheese with black...
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U.N. Security Council mulls Saudi praise for Yemen aid pledge 16.2.2018 Reuters: World News
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a British proposal to praise Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for pledging nearly $1 billion to ease Yemen's humanitarian crisis, as U.N. experts accuse a Saudi-led military coalition of using "the threat of starvation as an instrument of war" in ...
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Can You Eat Oats For Dinner? 15.2.2018 NDTV Food - Latest
Oats or an oatmeal has for long been a trusted companion for weight loss. Oats are grains from the cereal plant, Avena Sativa. Once harvested, these grains are either used as animal feed, skin...
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Money eludes mothers: Modi's maternity scheme reaches only 90,000 women 15.2.2018 Latest News
PM Modi announced the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana in December 2016, narrowing down the financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to the first birth only.
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Women Poorer And Hungrier Than Men Across The World, UN Report Says 15.2.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Women are poorer, more hungry and more discriminated against than men, according to a new report from the United Nations. The report, called "Turning Promises Into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030...
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2.6 Crore Live Births a Year, and Modi’s Maternity Scheme Reached Less Than a Lakh Women in 2017 14.2.2018 The Wire

PM Modi announced the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana in December 2016, narrowing down the financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to the first birth only.

The post 2.6 Crore Live Births a Year, and Modi’s Maternity Scheme Reached Less Than a Lakh Women in 2017 appeared first on The Wire.

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Tabletop strategists please take note: War with Pak, China ain't an answer 14.2.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Though hawks promise otherwise, wars have never ever resolved any conflict.
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The Jaina way of dying 13.2.2018 FrontLine: Books
The two volumes are about the unique Jaina tradition that sanctions self-killing for spiritual ends. By SHONALEEKA KAUL
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War Is Not the Answer 13.2.2018 The Wire

Though hawks promise otherwise, wars have never ever resolved any conflict.

The post War Is Not the Answer appeared first on The Wire.

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Alcoholism, poor health care access hit tribal hamlets 12.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
Nutritional issues and unsafe drinking water other areas of concern in Kuttampuzha, finds study
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Rockefeller Foundation's Indian-Origin President To Visit India On Monday 11.2.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Rajiv J Shah, the Indian-American president of the Rockefeller Foundation, will visit India from Monday as part of the US-based philanthropic organisation's efforts to help the government electrify...
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Indian-American Rockefeller Foundation prez to visit India 11.2.2018 General News
Rajiv J Shah, the Indian- American president of the Rockefeller Foundation, will visit India from tomorrow as part of the US-based philanthropic organisation's efforts to help the government electrify villages across the country. The Rockefeller Foundation is one of America's largest and most influential philanthropies which commits USD 200 million every year towards social and philanthropic causes globally, including India. "We have been working on what we think is the next big challenge to end poverty in India and that is bringing power and energy to rural communities that otherwise don't have sufficient access to power," Shah, 44, told PTI ahead of his maiden India visit in this capacity. Formerly the head of USAID under former US president Barack Obama, Shah is the first-ever Indian-American to serve as the president of the foundation which played a key role in India's green revolution in the 1960s. "We have an effort called Smart Power India that is helping to ...
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Say Hasta la vista to extra kilos with weight loss interventions 11.2.2018 General News
Losing even a couple of pounds is a herculean task. However, if you are determined to say Hasta la vista to extra kilos there are three proven levels of intervention, depending on your individual needs.The three proven levels of intervention for the weight loss are lifestyle changes, medications and surgery."If you really want to keep weight off, it requires permanent lifestyle changes. ... There are no quick fixes," CNN reported, citing registered dietitian Mascha Davis as saying.According to Davis' trifecta approach three areas of your lifestyle that might require change are food, exercise and sleep.Coming to diet, you might start eating more fiber-rich vegetables and aim to drink more water. Being more physically active might involve taking the stairs instead of the elevator and parking your car farther from an entrance, the report said.Sleep impacts hunger and satiety hormones thereby getting enough Zs is imperative to achieve those much-desired digits on the weighing ...
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